2011 “Best Places to Work in Oklahoma” announced

OKCBiz magazine announced the winners of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma competition last night at its annual awards dinner at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.

The Best Places to Work in Oklahoma program, sponsored by Delta Dental of Oklahoma this year, honors the state’s best employers. Third party surveyor, Best Companies Group, collected data from the businesses which entered the competition and then performed employee surveys to determine which companies that had the best practices. Areas of examination included: Leadership and Planning, Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment and Relationship with Supervisor.

The 2011 Best Places to Work in Oklahoma are:

Large Companies Category

1.       Edward Jones
2.       Capital One Auto Finance
3.       Cancer Treatment Centers of America
4.       Encompass Home Health
5.       Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma
6.       Eide Bailly LLP
7.       The Hartford
8.       University of Phoenix
9.       First United Bank
10.    Cintas Corporation

Small/Medium Companies Category

1.       Wymer Brownlee
2.       GableGotwals
3.       INSURICA
4.       QuiBids
5.       InterWorks Inc.
6.       Coppermark Bank
7.       GMX Resources
8.       HoganTaylor LLP
9.       Tri County Technology Center
10.    Ideal Homes of Norman
11.    Scott&Goble Architects
12.    Community Care College
13.    180 Medical Inc.
14.    Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
15.    Wallace Engineering
16.    Republic Bank & Trust
17.    Vox Printing Inc.
18.    Objectstream Inc.
19.    Tulsa Tube Bending Inc.
20.    Public Strategies Inc.

OKCBiz Associate Publisher Jeffri-Lynn Dyer said, “The companies on the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma list truly understand how important strong leadership and a great corporate culture are to the productivity of their business. Their employees trust them, believe their jobs are secure, and they are encouraged to maintain a work/life balance.”

According to Best Companies Group, more than 70% of the Top 30 companies make an effort to recruit and retain employees who are aging or disabled and who represent various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More than 90% offer a performance bonus or incentive program and allow employees paid time off for community service activities and volunteer work.

OKCBiz will publish its Best Places to Work awards book next week, and it will be included inside the July issue of OKCBiz magazine.

Additional copies of the Best Places to Work in Oklahoma magazine may be purchased by calling (405) 605-6789 or by visiting www.okc.biz.

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